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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 10:04 AM
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How much candy should one give out at Halloween?
This is our first trick-or-treat event in our new place. At our previous place, there were few trick-or-treaters so we ended up giving them a lot of candy. In our new place, our neighbor said that we should expect around 250 kids.
I am going to buy candy soon. How many pieces of candy should one give a trick-or-treater? How much candy total should I buy?
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 10:09 AM
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1. I usually give out two or three miniature size candies,
or one if it's a larger size.

You might want to hit Costco( soon-they sell out fast)
and get a few jumbo size bags of treats.

Get the kind you like in case you have left overs.

;-) :hi:
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cautiouslywaiting Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:47 AM
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4. I agree
Two or three minis per kid should be sufficient.
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:44 AM
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2. This year
shouldn't be as busy as previous years, it falls on a week night, and a cold front will be coming through here so that will keep the numbers down.
I'd buy a few bags of candy bars, and hand out one or two per kid, Marshmallow buys sacks and a bag of kiddie mix. I buy the good stuff that gets ate by the time the kid is half way down the block.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 11:45 AM
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3. I let them take however much they want!
Yes, I buy a lot of candy!

I still remember it being my hope, when I was young, that all the neighbors would let me have as much candy I wanted on Halloween. A few of them did, and they were my favorite neighbors of course!

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:13 PM
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5. 1 candy/1 child...
Edited on Sun Oct-29-06 12:14 PM by MrsGrumpy
It's how it was done when I was a kid, and every house is giving out. I keep myself from overdoing. :hi:

It gets really busy here, regardless of the weather, and I don't want to leave anyone out.
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:16 PM
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6. Three or four pieces
Toddlers get as much as they can grab because they are so darn cute doing it. :)
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:16 PM
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7. None
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 12:24 PM
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8. As much as possible, because...
according to the fundies, it is technically a religeous holiday (paganism is religeon, isn't it?), therefore, giving away candy can be seen as a faith-based initiative.

It is therefore our duty to give as much as possible.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:19 PM
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9. Since you'll have so many children, I'd recommend one piece per child.
If you had far fewer children, then it's easier to give more. You shouldn't be expected to go broke because of this holiday. Giving one piece allows you to join in the fun and community event but still not resent the cost. If money's not an issue, then do whatever makes you happy.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:24 PM
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10. Well, yes, good point..
...nobody should go broke buying Halloween candy.

If you wait until that day, of Halloween, the stores usually have candy on sale...that way you can buy twice as much!

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Neoma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 01:29 PM
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11. Give them something they hate, like fruit.
Then if they don't like it, you could say 'trick!'. :yoiks:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:08 PM
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12. You can give fruit? I didn'tknow you could anymore after
the razor blade in the apple story several years (decades)ago. Everything is individually wrapped and therefore that much more expensive. Perhaps the razor story was dreamed up by the candy manufacturers to pump their sales up...
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:15 PM
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13. or by kids so they would get more candy and not have to lug around heavy
apples. :rofl:
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